FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice

EU FLAG projects as of February 2020With the second generation of FLAGs now up and running, there is a growing number of project examples from the past and the present which can inspire other actions aimed at developing fisheries and aquaculture areas around Europe, be it through economic, environmental or social support and investment.
The project descriptions and short stories below give an insight into some of the local projects funded by the FLAGs, while the methods provide helpful examples of effective programme management, ranging from community outreach to FLAG self-assessment.

Good practice examples from 2010-2016

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  • Wind turbine

    26/04/2021
    Poland
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    Business support, Diversification, Environment, Climate change, Energy, Education and training, Infrastructure
    In Poland, the North Kaszuby FLAG supported the setting up of an experimental wind turbine in a local engineering company, helping to establish a new local energy supply, to promote economic diversification, and to create a new educational offer.
  • 16/04/2021
    Bulgaria
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    Tourism, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Infrastructure
    After a study visit to Fyn FLAG in Denmark, a fishers’ association member was inspired to adapt one of the Danish projects to his area’s needs. The project aims to boost tourism and improve local knowledge of fisheries heritage.
  • 07/04/2021
    Italy
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    Governance, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    Small-scale coastal fishers and fish farmers have been actively involved in the design of a coastal management plan for the Emilia-Romagna coastline. This stock management plan focused on three local high value species identified by the sector at regional level.
  • 30/03/2021
    Ireland
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    Aquaculture, Labelling, Processing, Environment
    An Irish FLAG has supported a local, family aquaculture business that farms Gigas oysters to improve processing methods, reduce energy consumption and cut waste.
  • 23/03/2021
    Slovenia
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    Marine activities, Environment, Marine litter, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Education and training
    The FISHEKO Operation, covering the whole coastline of Slovenia, is a project giving local fishers communication training and hiring them to carry out an awareness-raising campaign against single-use plastics in marine activities.
  • 02/03/2021
    Bulgaria
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    Arts and crafts, Gastronomy, Tourism, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage
    The municipality of Nessebar organised the first edition of “Autumn Passages” in 2020. During this festival, the local community and tourists enjoyed of a wide range of activities to promote Black Sea fisheries products, fishing as a profession and preserving maritime heritage.
  • 12/02/2021
    Spain
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    Environment, Governance, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    With support from the FLAG, local fishers are helping enforce protection measures and halt poaching in the region’s oldest fisheries marine reserve, Cabo de Palos. Its improved protection has favoured an increase of endemic species.
  • 01/02/2021
    Spain
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    Governance, Education and training, Women
    A cooperation project between two Catalan FLAGs has supported the creation of an association, which aims to increase the visibility of women from fishing and aquaculture and improve their ability to develop business projects that help diversify the sector.
  • 27/01/2021
    Spain
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    Environment, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    Through cooperation between the island government and the FLAG, the fishing sector in la Gomera has been involved in the study, location and design of a protocol for the removal of traps used for illegal fishing.
  • 18/01/2021
    Finland
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    New technology, Traceability, Environment, Fisheries resources
    Itä-Suomen kalatalousryhmä on tukenut saalistietojen ilmoittamiseen tarkoitetun mobiilisovelluksen kehittämistä suomalaisille sisävesikalastajille. Ammattikorkeakoulun kehittämä sovellus, joka otettiin käyttöön toukokuussa 2020, parantaa saalistietojen keruuta ja jäljitettävyyttä koko kalastuksen arvoketjussa.